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Write a letter to the editor

Consider writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. Educate others in your community about inhumane dog and cat breeding and the need for breeder regulation.
 
A few tips

  • Involve people with your own experience — in your own words. Tell your story. Be brief and to the point.
  • Say you support regulation of dog and cat breeders and why (see below).
  • Depending on the newspaper, a letter is often limited to 400 words or shorter. Some request only 150 words.
  • If you can relate your letter to a specific event that has recently occurred (i.e., dogs seized from puppy mill in your city) or article (i.e., announcement of a breeder bill passed in another state), this makes your letter more timely and newsworthy.
  • Newspapers generally require contact information to verify your letter so make sure you provide your telephone and address on the letter. (For privacy reasons, they will only post your name and city.)

Key points to consider for your letter.

Newspaper contact info.
Click here to be directed to the website of your local newspaper. Information on how to submit a letter to the editor will be provided on the newspaper's website.

Neighboring state newspapers that cover Minnesota:

Send us your letter
If you write a letter to your local newspaper, please send us a copy. We'd like to see what letters get printed throughout Minnesota.